Communication Studies Career Opportunities

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Industries Hiring Communication Graduates

Professional communication is the vehicle to success; employers recognize the importance of communication skills and repeatedly report this as one of the top requirements for new hires and advancement. Students gain the skills and knowledge necessary for both obtaining an entry-level communication position in various fields that relate to communication as well as advancement in their current field. 

Industries for Communication Graduates

These industries specialize in communication, making them an ideal employment choice for communication graduates
  • Corporate Training
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Public Relations

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Popular Communication Careers

Training Specialist

National Median Annual Salary
$62,700/year
9% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$58,749/year
updated September 2020
Top Companies for Training Specialists in Kentucky
Boeing
$121,469
U.S. Dept. Health & Human Services
$100,139
FM Global
$91,225
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

Mediator

National Median Annual Salary
$66,130/year
8% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$60,504/year
updated September 2020
Top Companies for Mediators in Kentucky
U.S. Government
$101,910
Wells Fargo
$56,796
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

Public Relations Specialist

National Median Annual Salary
$62,810/year
7% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$48,111/year
updated September 2020
Top Companies for PR Specialists in Kentucky
U.S. Dept. Housing & Urban Dev.
$150,240
CIG
$136,935
Hill + Knowlton Strategies
$91,225
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

*National job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook.
*Local job opportunities data is based on estimated base pay and figures from Indeed.com.

Other Communication Careers

  • Corporate Trainer
  • Sales Professional
  • Communications Specialist
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Program Coordinator
  • Relationship Manager
  • Consultant
  • Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Community Relations Coordinator
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